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back on course. all eyes are on the masters, as tiger woods makes his return. >> hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. mary is off. here's what people are talking about. the wait is over. the masters tournament is under way. and all eyes are on tiger as he returns to the pga tour. as randall pinkston reports for wjz, he is off to a good start. >> reporter: tiger woods performed under a hot spot light. and as usual, he performed well. tiger is the star of the show. and his playing partners are finding themselves in supporting roles. >> this tournament will probably be most watched golf event in all time. so i'll get a front-row seat for it and get my face on tv maybe as well. >> reporter: he does more than just hit great putts and drives.
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woods is working to shift attention away from the sex scandal. >> his biggest challenge here this week is to change the conversation from being about his personal life to being about his professional achievements. >> reporter: playing well would help tiger's comeback. his squeaky clean image has been tarnished. so this week he is trying to show he's changed. he's been spending more time with fans, something he hasn't really done much in the past. >> it doesn't matter what his swing is. it matters what is in your heart. >> reporter: people are still trying to get their hands on the hottest ticket in town. >> $50? >> people that sell the tickets think that their tickets are worth a whole lot more because tiger is in it. >> reporter: now we'll see if tiger can stay in it to win his fifth masters. in augusta, georgia, randall pink ston, wjz eyewitness news.
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. >> he is doing okay. he's 1 under par, four shots behind the leader. remember, you can see this exclusively here on wjz 13. relief after an outage affected hundreds of thousands of customers. wjz stays on this story with complete coverage. andrea fujii has more. >> reporter: water is back on, even in the outlying areas today. but officials are asking residents to still conserve. >> reporter: water is flowing again. more than 24 hours after an outage shut it off. >> they've all got water now. maybe a little low. but we asked for those conservation measures to continue through the morning. and that just helps to get a little more out into the system. >> reporter: at its peak, 200,000 people were affected from southern baltimore county, down to the city line. it all started about midnight, wednesday morning, with an electrical pole fire. >> i heard like a big boom go
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off. >> reporter: that big boom was the fire, which knocked off power to the towson reservoir. >> a couple of minutes later, i heard it again. fire trucks were here. and this pole was just on fire. it was like a torch. >> reporter: no new water was going in or out of the city- owned pumping station. sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene the entire day, as bge crews worked to fix the lines. by wednesday afternoon, power was restored. and by evening, water was turned back on. officials say this outage was a good reminder to always be prepared. >> do you have your bottled water? and having that on hand, of course, is the key to making sure that you can get through a day or two and not have any problems. >> reporter: officials say if residents turn on their water and it's brown or discolored in some way, just let it run until it turns clear. reporting in towson, andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you're in the affected area and your water has not been restored, you're asked to
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call the baltimore city department of public works. a bge crew accidentally hits a gas line in anne arundel county, prompting evacuations. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene at mcbride in early heights while the line was being repaired. a horrible crash leaves three people killed. denise has details. >> police tell wjz, a 1998 ford f150 truck crossed the center line on donaldson avenue in severn about 10:30 last night. the truck collided head-on with a 1999 ford expedition. two people in the expedition were trapped inside. the driver, 57-year-old preston alonzo matthews, and an unidentified passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the truck, 26- year-old jessica lynn ray, died at baltimore, washington medical center. >> denise, thank you.
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that accident is under investigation. in baltimore city, three people including a firefighter are injured at a fire in park heights. that happened at liberty heights avenue late last night. the firefighter jumped out of the third story window. two women inside the apartment building suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation. no word yet on what sparked the flames. rescuers are just feet away from the missing miners in west virginia, and they are forced to retreat. kathryn brown reports for wjz, unsafe conditions are forcing the teens out of the mines. >> reporter: rescuers, waiting outside the upper big branch mine are anxious to get back underground. >> this is still a rescue mission to us. we still have rescue chambers that we have to go to. and we still believe. >> reporter: this morning, teens got close to where four missing miners may be located. when explosive levels of toxic gas forced them to evacuate.
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>> you can imagine hauling equipment for a long distance, getting up there. getting exactly where you need to be. and then having to double time back out because you find yourself in harm's way. >> reporter: crews are working above ground to drill more holes and make the air in the mine safe. >> main thing is, we know we can get crews so far. >> reporter: the families are all staying together here on this mountain. and cargd to the governor, they -- according to the governor, they are getting very little sleep. this community is doing all it can to support them as they wait for word on their loved one. >> i can't put myself in their place. but to me, not knowing would be worse than the knowing. these schoolteachers have spent the last few days, getting food to the families and to everyone else who has converged on their town. >> in west virginia, about all we could do when a tragedy happens is to pray or feed people. >> reporter: but this tragedy has touched their lives, too. they have students whose fathers were killed in monday's explosion. >> just watching all of the ambulances go down the road
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that day. it was horrible. >> reporter: with today's setback, their wait for answers drags on. in raleigh county, west virginia, kathryn brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> massey's ceo says rescuers have also found an alternate route that should save time if rescuers have to enter the mine again. our summer like weather continues, at least for one more day. in towson, the top was down on this convertible. and many were walk of walking around -- were walking around in shorts. the skies aren't as clear today as they have been. the air is still warm and dry. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist tim williams is here. he does have the first warning weather. >> how do you know? you don't see me from the waist down. we're looking at a pretty warm day. not quite as warm as we have been. but we are at 83. we have been to 84 am but we are cooling down a little bit.
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the front is going to be bringing us potentially strong thunderstorms before this afternoon and evening are out is still in from the west. what you're watching there is the position from the front as of 3:00 p.m. going to advance us and just follow it. that is the position as of 3:00 a.m. we expect by dawn tomorrow, this will move on through. and we'll start to see this clearing as this system moves on past. and we will get rumbles of thunder tonight. by tomorrow, we'll start to see sun breaking through the clouds. a little breezy, a little cool. but definitely going to feel a little more like april. >> we'll see you then. let's check in on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. looks like we have some delays out there. but nothing too significant. out there on the beltway system, about a five-minute delay there from green spring to falls road. also heavy from york to providence. west side inner loop, a disabled vehicle at wilkens avenue. that's going to have your
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vehicle blocked from 95. 70 eastbound, still sluggish there as you make your way to the beltway. northbound, a slight delay from the harbor tunnel throughway to the beltway on that northeast side. as far as city accidents gpark heights at key worth. and 25th street at loch raven. also look for some delays. the circus is in town. we're looking for extra pedestrian traffic tonight on lombard, president and pratt streets. here's a look at your overall times. 41 miles an hour, and about 15 minutes to get through. let's take a live look here at the beltway. west of york road. you can see we have heavy volume there. this traffic report is brought to you by cold stone creamery. introducing to you the gold flavor of the month. coldstone creamery is the ultimate ice cream experience. now, back to you. >> thank you, christy. still ahead at 4:00. medical breakthrough. doctors in philadelphia have found a way to treat sickle cell anemia. i'm a prisoner.
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i want to go home. you know. the men in afghanistan -- >> heartbreaking video. the taliban releases tape of an american soldier, captured last summer in afghanistan. survivor producer detained, after his missing wife is found dead in a sewer in mexico. and soak up the sun while you can. clouds are moving in. get your updated first warning forecast. your pet makes lots of friends.
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a pennsylvania man crashes into a car. minutes later, he leave its hanging from two cables. the pole went right through paul von hagen's window. afterward, he got out and brushed the glass out of his hair. a worker in cleveland is
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killed after he gets trapped in a trench. the victim and another worker were working in that trench when another wall collapsed around them. workers tried to free them. after a short time, one man was pulled out alive, but the other man was pronounced dead at the scene. it's excruciatingly painful. but tonight, there is new treatment for sickle cell anemia. they're siblings with a special bond. a slam dunk for 15-year-old kwame phillips who has a second chance at life, after a special gift from his sister. >> i said thank you plenty of times. >> reporter: he had lived a life of torture, born with severe sickle cell anemia. he had to get constant blood
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transfusions. and there were numerous computations -- complications. >> it was terrible. excruciating pain. >> some days, i just say oh, my goodness. i can't take it. but i say, god, get me through it. i think when the sadness hit me, it was when the dead kwame said he couldn't take the pain anymore. >> then finally, a sliver of hope at children's hospital of philadelphia. >> i was ready the moment they said there was a possibility. >> sickle cell is an inherited blood disease that interferes with circulation. it strikes mainly african americans. kwame's sister didn't inherit it. and was a perfect match that could help. >> there is only one cure for sickle cell and that is with a bone marrow transplant. >> reporter: up until now, the transplants hadn't worked in children. because the drugs necessary to make them work were so toxic. that was until they discovered the breakthrough. >> reporter: with this newer
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treatment plan, the doses of drugs we're using are lower. the phillips family, with fear and trepidation decided to try it. simultaneous operations on both children, with no guarantees. >> i was scared because i didn't know what the outcome was going to be. >> reporter: the procedures in july of 2008 were successful. and tests now show kwame is cured. >> feels excellent. completely complete turnaround. >> it is gratifying to realize that you can save a life. >> who's going to win this game? you're going to win this game. are you prepared to concede? >> they now have a rivalry, just like ordinary siblings, living through a medical milestone together. >> each and every day, hallelujah, thank you, god. >> reporter: more than 70,000 americans suffer from sickle cell anemia. a good day on wall street. [ applause ] after a false start, the dow
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was up. let's go to new york, where ashley morrison has tonight's cbs money watch update. mixed reports out from the government as a number of newly laid off americans, seeking unemployment americans unexpectedly rose by 18,000 last week to 460,000. it's a sign that while the economy may be recovering, jobs are still scarce. some companies all posted increases that beat wall street's expectations. those gains also reflect a boost from the easter holiday. the financial crisis inquiry committee continues to investigate the financial meltdown. ceo chuck prince and robert ruben appeared before the panel. they both said they regretted the mistakes that led to enormous losses. the executives claim they didn't realize how much city
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had accumulated. and they told the panel that at the time, those securities were believed to be safe, low-risk investments. and apple unveiled an updated operating system that will allow iphone and operating features to switch between running programs. many customers complain they can't multitask. for more, log onto cbs money wall -- cbs money this fresh water pearl necklace, dotted with precious stones may have belonged to a chinese emerrer -- emperor. it sold for eight times more than its highest estimates. an anonymous collector bid for the piece over the phone. up ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. facebook face-off. a mom takes over her son's web page, and he files suit for harassment.
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hear about this precedent- setting case. i'm ron matz, in dundalk. and the birds are back. in more ways than one. the story coming up right here on wjz. mostly sunny and warm again. but there is rain on the way. get your updated first warning forecast. wjz is always on. for the top stories, instant updates, click,
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ah, the flamingos are back. the birds are back. but these aren't the purple and pinks, these are the orange and blacks. >> yes. ron matz will have a little more on that later in our program. >> thank you very much. look forward to it. it is a changing of the guard. of course, we're looking at a pretty decent day. they have been responsible for really gusty storms, complete with even some hail. moving across the midwest.
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and now, as we see, there is colder air, right around the upper peninsula of michigan and up near the upper great lakes. and that cold air is really going to be responsible for some -- a change in our forecast, we'll call it. right now, what we're looking at, temperatures around 83 degrees. we have, for the most part, a pretty comfortable day. not quite as warm as it has been the last couple of days. 51 is your dew point. 33% relative humidity. south wind at 31 miles per hour. and across the state, 57 in oakland. 66 in cumberland. 65 in ocean city. and away from the influence of the water, especially since our winds have been coming from the south, all of this air has been coming from the land. we're seeing the warmup on the western shores of the bay. 81 in pax river. 82 in d.c. 83 also in hagerstown. the front, though, is definitely changing our temperatures. where we had 84 last hour. now, look at the contrast. 46 in detroit.
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38 in chicago. about a 30-degree drop in the temperatures where this front has moved across. and as you can see, there is still snow. cold air on the western side of this front. but it's going to move on through here. we're expecting around nightfall, right around the time the sun goes down. this is going to start to make its way across the western edges of the state. already starting to see the leading edge of it coming across washington county. we'll start to see it into carroll county. as we lose the heat of the day, we'll also start to lose a lot of the punch that this storm has with it. we'll cool down tonight. storms will roll through, from, say, sundown into tomorrow. really, this storm will be pushing through. the front will be east of it. and we'll start to see clearing. we'll see cooler air in place. and while tomorrow, we'll be a little breezy and cooler. we'll still be seasonably cool. because the average high for this time of year is 62 degrees. that's where we're topping out tomorrow. there is a small craft advisory in throughout the next evening.
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tonight, with some thunderstorms. some of them could be strong in place. we are going down to 50 degrees tonight. and for tomorrow, 62 degrees. breezy and cooler. clouds and sun. i don't think you'll need the umbrella at the ballpark. but definitely take the light jacket. you know, the members only jacket. you'll need to break the breeze. the windbreaker. >> i'm still sporting one of those members only and ciewjy sweater. >> ocean pacific. >> thank you very much, tim. don't miss wjz's primetime lineup tonight at 10:00. followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. america, the super power. but did you know america is also the world's super borrower? how long before debt undermines the economy. where america stands, tonight on the cbs evening news. nancy kerrigan's father. prosecutors in boston finally filed charges against the
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skater's brother in her father's death. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, pollen and allergies, hit wia vengeance. that story -- with a vengeance. that story as eyewitness news continues. fright flight. ♪ [ female announcer ] yoplait's perfect blend of real fruit and the goodness of dairy
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and all night. there's a brilliant new idea in heartburn relief. new zegerid otc. discover the difference. it is 4:29. 83 degrees. and mostly sunny. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. vic is on assignment. here's what people are talking about. a security scare put the country on alert. a man caught sneaking a smoke in the bathroom on a plane from denver to reagan jokes about an explosive. he will not face criminal
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charges. >> this diplomat set off a security scare on a flight. but after the plane landed safely, he was questioned and released. officials say he went to the bathroom, where he apparently smoked a cigarette. two he walked out, two air officials sat with him. shortly after that, he reportedly made a crack about trying to light his shoes on fire. a reference supposedly to richard reid. that set off alarm bells with the air marshals. and fighter planes were scrambled from a nearby air brace. >> passengers say the incident was handled quickly and quietly. they were held while each passenger was interviewed as to
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what was gog -- going on. >> i look back at did t and it was almost surreal. but i think they handled it well. they helped us all stay calm. >> no explosives were found on the man and he will not be charged with a crime. but cutter's government will order him to return to his country. tara mergener, cbs news, washington. since an attempted terrorist attack on christmas day, police have been on alert for suspicious activity. the brother of figure skater nancy kerrigan has been charged with manslaughter in the death of their father. as new details emerge about the case. a massachusetts grand jury indicted 45-year-old mark kerigan earlier today. kerrigan is accused of choking his father, 72-year-old daniel ker dan at their home -- kerrigan at their home. prosecutors say mark kerrigan
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had been arguing with a senior friend when his father tried to calm him down. mark kerrigan is already facing assault thargs -- charges in connection to the attack. >> family members have said they do not blame mark kerrigan for the death of his father, who had a heart condition. the body of monica baresford redmond was held. police say she was -- he was seen arguing with his wife on tuesday before she disappeared. her passport and cell phone were still in the couple's hotel rooms. -- room. her credit cards were missing. a taliban man pleading for his release. >> every day i want to go home. the pain in my heart to see my family again doesn't get any
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smaller. get me -- release me. please. i'm begging you. bring me home. >> now, this is the second taliban video of idaho national guard private bowie bgedoll. the video ends with the taliban spokesman demanding the release of prisoners in return for his safe return. jessica kartalija joins us live. >> reporter: police say charles bowman was killed earlier this morning at the yao brothers' carryout. detectives spent the morning handing out flyers of the victim's face, hoping to get a break in the case. police say two men tried to hold up the store. we do know, two unknown black males came into the store
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last night, about 12:30 and shot and killed mr. charles bowman. black male. he was shot once and subsequently died from his injuries. police don't have any suspects in custody. they're offering a $2,000 reward, for any information leading to an arrest. denise? >> thank you, jessica. they investigated and found that bowman was a vietnam veteran. good news for a sykesville man who had his wheelchair stolen. jimmy sawyer is paralyzed from the chest down. police say his stolen wheelchair was discovered last night. this is a welcome surprise after police told sawyer it was unlikely they would find the chair. first comes the beauty of spring. then comes, oh, boy, the bees. if you are allergic to pollen, you know what i'm talking about.
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alex demetrick reports, those allergyless are hitting earlier and harder than usual. after a brutal winter, who doesn't love spring? [ sneezing ] >> reporter: but pollen has a way of taking out the fun for those with allergies. >> eye irritation. >> and like green dust, pollen is everywhere. the allergic can relate. >> this is turning out to be a very bad year for allergies. and i'm surprised. i thought the harsh winter would have cut dak. but everything has blossomed at the same time. and we're seeing drathe maic increase in patients coming in with severe hay fever. >> they take in 15 cubic grains. in recent years, pollen counts
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have climbed to 4,000 grains. >> simply gets earlier every year. >> most of the pollen has been coming from trees, which has been pushed further along wind carries the pollen. and only rain can wash it out of the air. >> shower in the evening. because you're literally covered with pollen outside. try to minimize activity, 5:00 to 10:00 a.m. the pollen tends to burst forth at this time. >> long series of allergies infections can help those with the most severe episodes. and doctors can prescribe inhalers and other medications, especially when allergies bring on difficulty with breathing. >> reporter: but as bad as pollen is now, the worst is yet to come. >> with oak still increasing, it won't peak until mid- to late april. >> reporter: so if oak trees leave you sneezing, consider this a written warning. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. well, although it may be hard to do on warm nights, experts say those with pollen
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allergies should sleep with the windows closed. with the advice of the air conditioning. air can conditioning is the advice. i've heard air conditioners have been running in our heat. outside, another warm, mostly sunny day. there is a change in the air. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with the updated first warning weather. going to wash some of the pollen out off your car. it will be messy. but take a look at radar. we have a line of showers and thundershowers that have developed out to the west. we have been talking about this cold front moving through the region, late, late tonight. that will bring us cooler and dryer air for tomorrow. there you see the showers approaching hagerstown now, just to the west of hancock. showers and lightning and thunder. and brief, gusty winds to about 30, 35 miles an hour. we have a risk between now and about midnight, more showers and thundershowers, moving across the region from west to east. by tomorrow morning, the front will be off the coast. that means dryer, breezy and
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much cooler temps for the next couple of days. denise? >> thank you, bob. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hello, christy. >> hi, denise. hi, everyone. if you're trying to get home to beat the rain, you should be able to get there without much difficulty. 95 northbound. you will see brake lights there, from 395 as you make your approach to the tunnel. as for the beltway system, the backup is 20 minutes. that's on the north side inner loop. west side, the disabled vehicle at wilkens has been cleared. but only about 10 minutes drive time. harrisburg expressway, a disabled vehicle at belfast road. as far as city accidents go, they include park heights avenue. inner state at o'donnell. taking a look at your overall travel times. on the outer 95 and 83. 30 miles an hour.
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here's a live look 895 south. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you've suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm. or visit cochran for your free consultation. >> thank you, christy. one day and counting until opening day. ron matz reports on the changing of the flamingo. ♪ [ music ] >> the birds are back. at 4 in dundalk. flying off the shelves. >> we celebrate the ravens. and now we're celebrating the orioles. >> where are you going to put them? >> right in my backyard. >> those put in the hats and gloves. it's a beautiful season in the wjz outback. marty and tim say goodbye,
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purple, and hello, plaque and orange. the people that had the purple ones, they had purple and back. so they're changing it out in purple now. >> they're putting the finishing touches on at camden yards nbird land, even the youngest fans can't wait. >> center is 2. and my older boy is 5. trevor. and they love coming to the games. and it's a great place for families, where we're really happy to have the opportunity to come down. >> reporter: at d.j. liquidators nhighland town, it's time for a winning season. they're asking for orioles. the scoreboard is popular. and anything with orioles on right now is hot. even bubba has got his o's on. as they show orioles pride in dundalk. time for baltimore to get behind. to support them the best we can. and that's what we're trying to do with the orange flamingos, i guess. see what happens. opening day is sold out. as the orioles get ready for
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their 19th season here at camden yards. i want to see if we could go all the way, world series. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. yes. and there they are, ladies and gentlemen. live. and looks like they're billing and cooing a little bit. just one more day before the orioles are back at camden yards. opening day against the blue jays tomorrow. wjz and masn will bring you all of the action. be sure to bring in our special pregame coverage. stick around for the first pitch, 3:05 tomorrow. straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. bullied to death. three teens charged in the suicide of a massachusetts school mate are arraigned in court. the plea they entered. balloon hoax. the colorado mother who pulled the runaway news stunt is back in the news. we'll explain. and our early summer weather is about to end.
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a new study finds long- lasting damage in the lungs of 9/11 first responders. the results are based on breathing tests. among firefighters who did not smoke, 13% scored below normal. the problem usually goes away. three massachusetts teens have pleaded not guilty. >> prosecutors say the girls were involved in an unrelenting bullying.
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they entered not guilty pleas today. the charges that include civil rights violations and criminal harassment. today, the teens were ordered not to have any contact if convicted, they could receive time in an adult facility. three other teens are charged as adults in the case. they entered not guilty pleas tuesday. an arkansas teen has filed harassment complaints against his own mother for hacking into his facebook account. he said that many of the posts she posted were not true. so she posted her own items on his account and changed his password to keep him from using it. the son has filed harassment charges. and the prosecutor in arkansas is agreeing to take the case. the motor of the colorado
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so-called balloon boy is set to go. the couple pleaded guilty to misleads authorities after they claimed their son floated away. >> reporter: british doctors say they have successfully separated conjoined twins. the twin boys were born joined at the chest, but they did not share any major organs. the twins' doctor says they are in intensive care, but they are stable. conjoined twins happens in about one in every 150,000 pregnancies, in developed nations. coming up on entertainment tonight, jesse james, before sandra bullock.
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we uncover a shocking dvd that reveals a very telling wild side. >> reporter: it's jesse, years before sandra. >> that's how close we came to getting arrested last night. >> reporter: this was back in 2000 when jesse was with his first wife, carla, and raising two kids. motorcycle mania, on sale now, depicts jesse's passion for expensive cars and motorcycles. but more revealing is the reason for suspicion if their marriage. >> when she's not here. carla thinks it's like a wild stripper party every day, that we're all drinking beer and naked chicks. >> reporter: and perhaps given the motorcycle culture, she had reason to worry. >> i'm going like straight from the airport to like the strip club. >> reporter: jesse is true to his word. >> when i got a bike, i was thinking about nothing but wild, naked strippers. >> reporter: there is much more of that tonight. plus my one on one with levi johnston. i asked him about the tough questions about bristol palin and their baby, in a
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controversial anti-teen pregnancy ad. did they regret having trip? a man in texas would like to introduce you to some unusual friends who get along better than you might expect. they are gugger the dog, kitty the cat and mousy the rat. the trio walked -- you know, i've seen them. stacked one on top of the other, like it's the most natural thing in the world to do. in fact, the unlikely trio is touring the country -- i knew i had seen, posing for photos and promoting togetherness. and no, the cat is not super glued to the dog's back. the cat literally balances there. you knew this summertime weather couldn't last. and bob turk has your complete weather forecast after this weather forecast after this commmm,,,,,,,,,,,,
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there's weather on the move. >> things going to be changing this evening. a front will across the region. showers, thundershower activity. then it will cool down, back to normal. it's going to feel a lot cooler than we've had. talking 25 to 30 degrees cooler upon. because we were doing 90. tomorrow, close to 60. take a look at radar. showersshowers and thundershowers, popping up to the west of us. right now, along that front, you can see them, vancing out to the east. and they will continue to do so over the next couple of hours showers now, between berkeley springs and hand. -- hancock. west of martinsberg, approaching portions of the panhandle. you folks in frederick will probably see approaching storms in the next hour, hour and a half. a few rumbles of thunder. south of pumpkin center. north of rom romney. here in baltimore, just high clouds. line of showers, just beginning
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to move through portions of western baltimore county. this stuff around western north virginia and virginia area. baltimore, probably stayed dry to at least maybe 8, 8:30, 9:00 tonight. take a look at temps around the region. 83 degrees still. and pretty warm out there. but not like we've seen. barometer falling a little bit. 82 in d.c. showers dropped down to 57. they'll be here in the mid-30s by tomorrow morning. indeed, some of the higher elevations might even see a few snow flakes by tomorrow. it's possible. 81 over elkton. southerly winds today. more of a marine component off the day. temperatures still way above normal, which is 61. look at this. back to the cooler air. chicago at 39. but there's only a -- it's a very little area of chilly weather.
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back up in bismarck, which snowed yesterday. it's already 61. we'll have a day or two of cooler temps denver, up to 60 now. just a brief cooldown for friday and saturday. but it will be dry. here comes that front, very well defined. six inches of snow. snow across the upper portions of the peninsula. heavy stuff, to the forth. but as the front moves through, a little wave of low pressure, creating additional rain in west virginia and virginia. do expect to see thundershowers. and then steady -- steady showers overnight tonight. but we could see a half inch of rain a bit. that is enough to wash the pollen out. eventually, the front moves off the coast. cooler, dryer air coming in for friday and saturday. and on the back side, warmer temps for early next week. back up above normal. north winds, 15 to 20. with the gusts 25 knots. and advisory, small craft, tomorrow. bay temp, 58 degrees.
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thundershower activity. the low near 50 or so. way above normal. tomorrow, plenty of sunshine. breezy and cooler. great for baseball. 62 degrees. smack dab normal for your friday. >> we don't want too much wind, however. it can be a little breezy. >> we don't want the balls being thrown. >> well, there will be some of that stuff going on. >> thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. i'm mike schuh on wjz eyewitness news. at the site of the electrical fire yesterday. which knocked out water service to 200,000 people. questions are now being asked about why the primary and the backup power cables are located side by side. the story when eyewitness news the story when eyewitness news ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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